Basic Principle Regarding Protection of Personal Information

Preamble for the Privacy Statement (English Version)

The legal system for protecting personal information, stemming from the Eight Principles of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) adopted in 1980, has thus far been introduced into many countries of the world such as GDPR in EU.

In Japan, the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (the “Act”) was enacted in May 2003, and was put into full effect in April 2005; then has been repeatedly amended. The Act obliges all enterprises to formulate principles for protecting personal information and to disclose what kinds of personal information they keep, thereby clarifying their responsibilities for protecting such information. The rights stipulated by the Act are also to be provided and guaranteed for foreigners identified by personal information acquired by enterprises in Japan.

In response to the enactment of the Act, Fuji Television Network, Inc.(“we”, “our”, “us” or “Fuji Television”) has adopted the Basic Principle Regarding Protection of Personal Information (Privacy Statement) and Basic Principle Regarding Protection of Personal Information in the Field of Reporting/Writing and announced them publicly. we intend to abide by these basic principles and proceed with the improvement of internal systems and practices necessary for their observance in the future.

Basic Principle Regarding Protection of Personal Information (Privacy Statement)

Fuji Television is strongly conscious that protection of personal information is an important obligation in a society in which information and telecommunication technology has developed substantially, and use of personal information is expanding.

In accordance with the objectives of the Act, we have established the following basic principle for the handling of personal information, and we shall make all possible efforts to ensure that viewers’ trust will not be betrayed.

Furthermore, in handling of personal information for reporting and writing, we shall also strive for appropriate protection of personal information by establishing respective rules in view of the social mission of broadcasting, with consideration for the scope of exemptions from application of the Act.

Under Fuji Television’s corporate philosophy of serving social prosperity through broadcasting, evoking people’s emotions, and contributing to cultural improvement, Fuji Television hereby pledges to do its best to protect personal information.

In this Privacy Statement, the term “personal information” means that information relating to a living individual which falls under any of each following item:

・those containing a name, date of birth, or other descriptions etc. (meaning any and all matters (excluding an individual identification code) stated, recorded or otherwise expressed using voice, movement or other methods in a document, drawing or electromagnetic record (meaning a record kept in an electromagnetic form (meaning an electronic, magnetic or other forms that cannot be recognized through the human senses))) whereby a specific individual can be identified (including those which can be readily collated with other information and thereby identify a specific individual)

・those containing an individual identification code

1. Specification of Utilization Purposes

In acquiring personal information, our purposes of utilizing the personal information are as follows: For broadcast programs

・Offer and provision of prizes, gifts, and gratuities solicited in connection with broadcast programs

・Reception and communication for program viewing and participation

・Conducting and analyzing surveys, monitors, and questionnaires for the purpose of program planning and production

・Conducting various campaigns and operating fan clubs such as Fuji Television Club
※Prize winners may be announced in the program or elsewhere. It may also be used for secondary purposes such as research, campaigns, events, and rewards related to the program.

(2) For businesses and events

・Registration, application, and confirmation of participation in various businesses, events, membership services, and fan clubs such as Fuji Television Club

・Ticket dispatch

・Receipt and request of payment

・Various Information

・Conducting and analyzing surveys, monitors, and questionnaires for the purpose of planning and producing projects and events

・Provision of gratuity

(3) For services on the Internet

・Maintain, operate, and provide websites, web shops, interactive services, mail magazines, and various membership-based services

・Receipt and request of payment

・Analysis of attribute information, activity history, purchase history, etc. acquired by Fuji Television in order to understand customers’ tastes and preferences

(4) For mail order sale, TV shopping, etc.

・Delivery of products and catalogs

・Receipt and billing of goods and services

・Information on products and services

・Questionnaires, research and development, etc.

・Analysis of attribute information, activity history, purchase history, etc. acquired by Fuji Television in order to understand customers’ tastes and preferences

(5) For sales and business matters

・Maintenance and operation of various Fuji Television sales activities

・Maintenance, operation, and liaison services for business activities

※Personal information is processed for the operation of the Broadcast Programs Council system based on the Broadcasting Act and the operation and communication of the external monitoring system.

The purpose of utilization of personal information may be disclosed individually in programs, websites, printed materials, questionnaires, etc.
Please note that personal information used for the purpose of news reporting or writing may not be clearly indicated in accordance with the exemption provisions of the Act.

2. Appropriate Acquisition

Personal information will be acquired through appropriate means and only within the range of necessity.

3. Ensuring Accuracy of Content

We will strive to keep the content of acquired personal information accurate and current.

4. Safety Control Measures

We will retain personal information under strict control by constructing a secure measures to prevent the leakage, loss, damage, or unauthorized disclosure of any personal information. If you would like to obtain further detail of such measures, please contact us with using the inquiry form provided in Section 10.

5. Supervision and Training of Employees and Consignees

We will establish proper methods for handling of personal information that can be shown to all individuals related to the business of Fuji Television. We will also provide necessary training if required.

6. Non-disclosure to Third Parties

In principle, we will not provide personal information to any third party without acquiring the consent of the concerned individual.

7. Handling Requests for Disclosure and Complaints

We will sincerely respond to requests and complaints from individuals concerning personal information matters.

8. Notification of unauthorized disclosure

If we discover that there is a leakage, loss or damage or other situation concerning the security of its handled personal information, we will immediately notify the concerned individuals and take prompt corrective action.

9. Disclosure, correction and suspension of use of personal information

The Act stipulates that we respond to requests from individuals for the disclosure, correction or suspension of use of your personal information. For more details, please contact us with using inquiry form provided in Section 10.

10. Inquiry form

The inquiry form of Fuji Television regarding any process of personal information is as follows:
Contact Fuji Television (

July 1, 2022
Fuji Television Network, Inc.

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